2024

Movements and Associations
Cardinal Kevin Farrell opens the Annual Meeting with Moderators

  After the Opening Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Audience with Pope Francis, the Annual Meeting with Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements and New Communities ...

Movements and Associations
In New Synod Hall, the opening session together with about 200 moderators and delegates

"I am pleased to meet with you and take this opportunity to reflect with you on synodality, which you have chosen as the theme for your meeting".With these words, Pope Francis addressed the ...

Movements and Associations
On 13 June in the Vatican, the Annual Meeting with Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements, and New Communities organised by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

  Around 200 participants will attend the Annual Meeting with the Moderators of Associations of the Faithful, Ecclesial Movements, and New Communities, organised by the Dicastery for Laity, ...

Youth Ministry
The International Congress on Youth Ministry has concluded. Here are the key points that emerged from the meeting

  The International Congress on Youth Ministry – ‘For a Synodal Youth Ministry: New Leadership Styles and Strategies’ – which was organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life ...

Grandparents and the Elderly
80 representatives of bishops’ conferences and international associations at the webinar organised ahead of the 4th World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  The webinar on the pastoral care of the elderly – organised on the occasion of the publication of the Holy Father's message and pastoral kit for the 4th World Day for Grandparents and the ...

Youth Ministry
Pope Francis’ invitation to go forth with courage, bringing to all the good news that Jesus is alive and that Jesus is the Lord

The third and final day of the International Congress on Youth Ministry organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life opened with an audience with Pope Francis. We publish his complete ...

Youth Ministry
Starting anew from Christus vivit by taking a synodal approach

  After the first day, during which the first preparatory meeting for World Youth Day in Seoul in 2027 occurred, the entire second day of the International Congress on Youth Ministry organised by ...

Youth Pastoral Ministry
To the 300 participants also the presentation of the next Youth Jubilee and WYD Seoul 2027

  The International Congress on Youth Ministry organised by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life (DLFL) commenced this morning, on 23 May 2024. Around 300 participants from 110 ...

Life
Launched by the Dicastery, the task of accompanying and supporting the Family and Life Commissions of the Bishops’ Conferences around the world

  On 18 April, the Dicastery hosted an online meeting attended by almost 200 people including heads of the Family and Life Commissions of the Bishops’ Conferences, representatives of family ...

Youth Ministry
From 23 to 25 May, the International Congress on Youth Ministry

  From 23 to 25 May, approximately 300 delegates of Episcopal Conferences from 110 countries will take part in the International Congress on Youth Ministry which was organised by the Dicastery ...

Movements and Associations
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life invites to join the initiative on 8 June

    “At 1 pm we are invited to dedicate a minute for peace – in prayer, for believers; in reflection, for non-believers – everyone together for a more fraternal world.” With these words, ...

Family
Supporting imperfect and struggling families

    Organised by the Institute for Advanced Family Studies (IESF) of the International University of Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona, the second edition of Days for Family ...

Grandparents and the Elderly
Rediscovering fraternity, building bonds, and living a Day without loneliness: pastoral guidelines from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

    Pope Francis' Message on the occasion of the Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly was published today. The Fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be ...

Associations and Movements
The homily by Card. Kevin Farrell

  We publish the text of the homily pronounced in Italian by H.Em. Card. Kevin J. Farrell, who presided at the Mass on the second day of the National Assembly of Catholic Action that took place ...

The Elderly
Pope Francis with grandparents, the elderly and grandchildren: ‘The Caress and the Smile’

        On Saturday 27 April, the Paul IV Hall filled with almost 6000 people who participated in a special Audience - ‘The Caress and the Smile’ - that was organised by the Great ...